Industrial Automation & Repair – STARTS HERE!

Improve the efficiency and reliability of your control systems

Industrial Automation – connecting equipment to improve the efficiency and reliability of process control systems, leading to lower costs, improved quality, increased flexibility and less environmental impact.

Based on the specific product, the automation market is categorized into distinct groups: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Distributed Control System (DCS), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Drives, Relays and Sensors. The end users include process industries and discrete industries. Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are used to control industrial machinery such as AC servos, general-purpose inverters, and sensors. They are widely used in factory automation systems for manufacturing and processing lines, machine tools, and industrial robots.

It’s connectivity that counts. We already use open standards such as Multi-Ethernet and IO-Link in all drive technologies. Increasingly, the internationally accepted Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture standard is being used for cross-machine-to-machine and machine-to-IT applications. With the real-time extension, Time Sensitive Network for Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture and the new mobile radio standard 5G, all components and modules and machines will be able to exchange information with real time IT in the near future. The result: total transparency in the factory of the future.

Smart manufacturing refers to data-driven technologies used to allow for more intelligent, informed decision-making both in everyday operations and for big-picture strategies. In many ways, the idea of the smart factory is interchangeable with the digital factory.

The IoT platform is at the center of the Industry 4.0 movement, which refers to a new phase in the Industrial Revolution that focuses heavily on real-time data, embedded sensors, connectivity, automation, and machine learning. Industry 4.0, sometimes referred to as smart manufacturing, is where physical production processes and operations are combined with digital technology, smart computing and big data to create a more opportunistic system for companies that focus on manufacturing and supply chain management.

Machine-to-machine communication via the IIoT is creating a new landscape for machine builders. Sensors and data communication technology are being built into equipment that can enable the equipment to be tracked, coordinated and controlled.

As IIoT adoption increases and machines require more bandwidth, Ethernet is emerging as the new standard, overtaking fieldbus. Ethernet offers several advantages including faster speeds, easy scalability and the consolidation and simplification of networks that can result in lower costs and greater uptime.

Another impact of IIoT is the demand for real-time data on productivity, component inventory, efficiency and scheduled maintenance. This is driving more devices and operations to be connected so the data can be transmitted to a central (sometimes remote) control center.

Machine learning is a rapidly developing technology being adopted by machine builders. According to the National Institute of Standards (NIST), machine learning can improve production capacity by up to 20% and lower material consumption rates by 4%.

Using machine learning to automatically analyze data gathered by sensors and monitoring devices on equipment and recognize opportunities for efficiency gains. From there, the software can actually change the parameters machines use to function, automatically putting process improvements into place.

The robotics market is growing rapidly as automation increases in production facilities. Robots are being used to perform assembly tasks, deliver component parts, move items between production sectors and even perform maintenance. Some are pre-programmed to operate on a specific schedule while others are called into service on-demand. Control of these activities might be managed on the plant floor – or from a remote office.

Integrating real time production data with predictive inventory and purchase management systems so material supply can align more optimally with the production schedule.

Industrial Automation

Industrial automation is one of the fastest-growing industry sectors. It's difficult to envision the production landscape without modern industrial automation. By combining the advantage of Industry 4.0 models with advanced data analytics, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, new system technologies can introduce speed and precision to a wide range of factory operations.

Dynamic Series Connectors

Dynamic Series Connectors

Our Dynamic Series connectors offer flexible signal and power solutions for all your control needs. TE’s Dynamic Series connector solutions range from signal level circuitry to power circuit connectivity – all in a ruggedized, industrialized package. Our engineers have designed this product range for use in control system applications to suit high density, signal, and power applications.

View now
Dynamic Series Connectors

Potter & Brumfield Relays – T9G Series

TE's Potter & Brumfield T9G Series is a 30A Power PCB relay for HVAC, appliance and industrial control applications.

View now
Dynamic Series Connectors

SP-005 Smart Thermocouple and RTD Temperature Probe

Omega’s SP-005 accepts a wide range of Thermocouple or 2, 3 and 4 wire RTD’s to provide accurate temperature measurement and local edge computing.

View now
Dynamic Series Connectors

SP-014 Smart Analog Interface

Featuring local control, alarming and data logging the Layer N SP-014 Process Monitoring Smart Probe provides an easy way to integrate 4-20 mA process signals into Layer N on-premise or cloud monitoring solutions.

View now

See more products and resources from our supplier partners.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Simply put, IIoT is the network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and more embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity enabling them to collect and exchange data. This network provides greater direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, resulting in increased efficiency, accuracy and financial benefits.

Industrial Mini I/O Connector

Industrial Mini I/O Connector

Industrial Mini I/O Connectors are rectangular connectors that transfer data between devices in industrial applications. Industrial Mini I/O connector provides critical space saving on a PCB – space that can now be used more efficiently. A metal latch prevents accidental unplugging of a network connection due to shock, vibration or pulling on cords which can cause expensive downtime in an industrial environment.

View now
M8/M12 Connector System

M8/M12 Connector System

Safe and reliable communication - our M8/M12 connector system provides a full solution that includes connectors, IO modules, and cable assemblies. Decrease installation and tooling costs with TE's field installable connectors.

View now
Wireless IOTConnect Environmental

Wireless IOTConnect Environmental Monitoring

A wireless environmental monitoring solution capturing temperature, humidity and barometric pressure that seamlessly integrates to the Avnet IOTConnect Platform.

View now
SS-001 Wireless Environmental

SS-001 Wireless Environmental Monitoring

Omega’s SS-001 provide a secure, wireless environmental monitoring capability capturing temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and light for Omega Layer N Solutions.

View now

See more products and resources from our supplier partners.

Facility Maintenance & Repair

The maintenance function has evolved from being after-the-fact, to planned and predictive. Developments in operational sensor technologies, combined with advances in information technologies including virtual or augmented reality (VR/AR), cloud-based platforms and analytics, are helping to provide real-time data on performance levels and help to outline predictive or scheduled maintenance without losing equipment efficiency.

Dynamic Series Connectors

Identification & Labeling

TE offers complete wiring identification and labels for a wide range of industries and applications. Designed for the most rigorous indoor or outdoor use, our portfolio of wiring identification and labeling features flexible options including adhesive-backed wiring and cable labels, heat-shrinkable sleeves, cable markers, and hardware/software systems for onsite customization.

View now
Dynamic Series Connectors

Circular Plastic Connectors

Circular plastic connectors (CPC) are lightweight, all-plastic and metal-shell connectors. They have quick connect/disconnect capability with thread assist, positive dent coupling.

View now
Dynamic Series Connectors

Layer N Wireless Gateway

The Omega GW-001-2-NA gateway seamlessly connects wireless transmitters and wired Ethernet and RS485/232 devices such as the Omega Platinum PID Process controller and CN616A multichannel process monitor.

View now
Dynamic Series Connectors

4-20 mA Wireless Connectivity Kit (IOTConnect)

The Omega 4-20 mA Wireless connectivity kit allows integrating existing process equipment into the IOTConnect Cloud platform.

View now

See more products and resources from our supplier partners.

Automation Applications

Resources

Below are the related Essentials Learning Modules, eBooks, articles and white papers Newark has created and published to help you find the right solution for your industrial/factory automation application.